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Poster: AshesRising Date: Dec 2, 2006 8:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The official 'who's online?' thread

Dancinbears: the amount of web sites with the "who's online" Big Brother crap is virtually limitless. You already know how old we are, you know our professions, you know where we live, and you know our likes and dislikes vis-a-vis the Grateful Dead as well a plethora of other subjects. (Depending, of course, if we were telling the truth and not just messing around when answering the inquiries.)

Please understand that some of us are just solitary souls trying to be faithful to that which has been calling us for all these years and we really, really don't want to have to go through the Dept of Homeland Defense seal-of-approval and have a list of "who's on-line" staring us in the face. In addition, the Archive and Forum are wonderful in its simplicity. If it is really that important for you to have the "who's online" meaningless socialistic tool, I can recommend other sites that may be more to your liking. Please drop it.

Instead, tell us the versions of the following songs you like the best and the meaning of each song from your perspective. If possible, include how the meaning of the songs may have changed as you've gotten older and/or as a result of life events: Dark Star, Terrapin Station, Comes a Time, Wharf Rat, China Doll, Stella Blue, Uncle John's Band, Row Jimmy Row, Bird Song, Built to Last, Standing on the Moon, Days Between, Reuben and Cerise, Mission in the Rain, Crazy Fingers, High Time, Eyes of the World, Brokedown Palace, Deal, The Wheel, Sugaree, Saint Stephen and Franlin's Tower.

I'm not on-line. -- AshesRising

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Poster: tbrad Date: Dec 2, 2006 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The official 'who's online?' thread

AshesRising wrote:

"we really, really don't want to have to go through the Dept of Homeland Defense seal-of-approval and have a list of "who's on-line" staring us in the face."

Exactly, it makes some of us (not saying me) a bit nervous when we feel that someone is trying to build a dossier on the people who frequent this board - it's nice to feel that there is some anonymity left on the internet.

The only thing that's really important to know is that 2-24-1974 was the most significant musical event in the history of mankind.
Who we are and what we do? not so much

This post was modified by tbrad on 2006-12-03 04:47:27

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 2, 2006 9:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The official 'who's online?' thread

ashes and tbrad - you two are way overreacting to dancin's posts - she is used to the other forum where is does list "who's online" like many forums do. chill out dudes. like arbuth said - she hasn't thrown one tiny bit of negative energy out at all and has not asked for one tiny bit of personal info that we have not provided each other long before she showed up on this site. she is trying to fit it to a "brand new" site to her. she seems like a true head to me anyways and is adjusting to a wholly new format. we have been here awhile, some longer than others. cut her some slack and let her adjust to the way this forum operates. this forum is CERTAINLY not the norm!!!!! if you two think it is, you are sheltered.

just my two cents - not trying to start a war - just trying to make a new member and a knowledgeable head feel very welcome in what i though was a friendly welcoming forum.

and trad - watch the way you say things to new people who are trying to be nice - i may have turned over a new leaf, but i haven't had my labotomy yet dude......



ashes - sorry - you know i love ya man !!

This post was modified by direwolf0701 on 2006-12-03 05:02:01

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Poster: tbrad Date: Dec 2, 2006 9:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The official 'who's online?' thread

Yeah, I totally over reacted, and I've kind of tried to explain in some responses why that post struck me the way it did.
You guys have been pretty patient with some of stupid ass posts, come to think of it.

Haven't seen D-Bears post since my indiscretion, hope she bounces back.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 2, 2006 9:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The official 'who's online?' thread

so, do you know what i mean tbrad ( i mean in a kind way) ?

i love this site for its fun, humor , and learning potential, not just for the dead - my buds on here have opened me up to a whole new world of music through trading and posting (i have more dead than i can listen to)

welcome dancin' and the others who need a bit of patience with our learning curve - we are different but wonderful - this is the best forum on the internet imho. sorry for being harsh (i hope you now where i am coming from)

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Poster: tbrad Date: Dec 3, 2006 2:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The official 'who's online?' thread

No worries man.

I place a great deal of value on the opinions I see on this site.
Please keep them comin.

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Poster: Max Chorak Date: Dec 2, 2006 8:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The official 'who's online?' thread

Hm.. to be honest, I never really felt like she was intruding or anything. Boy, this archive forum has been getting so popular lately. When I used to lurk, There would be like.. 3 threads a day.. now there is 15! ha. Anyways, I can understand what some of you guys are saying, but i think it is pretty flagrant that dancinbears is probably a curious, e-extrovert, that wants to get to know people. While I do not voice out my opinion on upgrading forums, I do think that a lot of the perks would be nice. Including being able to see who is on at the time. It's easy.. its just displayed at the bottom of the screen.

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Poster: tbrad Date: Dec 2, 2006 8:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The official 'who's online?' thread

Yeah, I certainly don't think D-Bears is threatining in any way. And I'm far less creeped out now that I know she's chick.
Your probably right that the board might benefit from some upgrades, as long as they aren't too intrusive.
Some of us just still have that paranoid streak left over from our previous lives, those of you who know, know what I mean.


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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Dec 2, 2006 8:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The official 'who's online?' thread

Right on with the "Who's" comment - Like the selection of all jerry tunes also.